Men's Soccer Blanked By Top-Ranked Stanford 2-0 In Pac-10 Opener

Oct. 11, 2002

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Washington men's soccer team was blanked 2-0 by top-ranked Stanford in both teams' Pacific-10 Conference opener, Friday evening, at Harry Maloney Field in Palo Alto, Calif.

Suffering their fourth loss of the season to a top-25 opponent, the Huskies fall to 3-4-3 overall and 0-1 to start conference play. Defending Pac-10 champion Stanford improves to 10-1-0.

Both of Stanford's goals came in the first 18 minutes of the match. Matt Janusz scored the first goal of the game in the 14th-minute, an unassisted effort coming off a deflected shot by teammate Mike Wilson.

Just four minutes later, Stanford went up 2-0 on Taylor Graham's first goal of the season, a header off a corner kick from James Twellman.

Cardinal goalkeeper Andrew Terris was credited with the shutout and made three saves. Washington outshot Stanford 12-8.

Freshman Chris Eylander and junior Daniel Waltman each played one half in goal for the Huskies, with Eylander allowing both goals and making two saves and Waltman making one save. Senior Dayo Oyetuga led the UW offensive attack with three shots.

Up next, the Huskies wrap up their Bay Area road swing, facing 15th-ranked Cal on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., in Berkeley, Calif. The Golden Bears won their seventh consecutive game following a 5-0 shutout of No. 18 Oregon State in their Pac-10 opener, Friday.

NCAA Men's Soccer
#1 Stanford 2, Washington 0
Harry Maloney Field; Palo Alto, Calif.

Scoring--1, STAN, Matt Janusz (unassisted), 14:55. 2, STAN, Taylor Graham (James Twellman), 18:12.

Shots - UW 12, STAN 8.
Saves - UW 3 (Chris Eylander 2/Daniel Waltman 1), STAN 3 (Andrew Terris).
Corner Kicks - UW 7, STAN 5.
Fouls - UW 16, STAN 15.
Offsides - UW 0, STAN 1.
Attendance - 1378.

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